Law and Sacrifice

Towards a Post Apartheid Theory of Law Johan Van der Walt. 1. ...
In1983theygave instructions tothe South African Law Commission toaddressthe
questionofa bill ofrightsfor South Africa. The Law Commission eventually
recommended that a ...

Law and Sacrifice

Author: Johan Van der Walt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134233892

Page: 296

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In the wake of apartheid, Law and Sacrifice draws on the uniquely expansive protection of fundamental rights now entrenched in the South African Constitution to outline a new theory of law. The South African Constitution not only protects the rights of people against abuses of power by the state, but also against abuses of power by private legal subjects. Drawing upon the work of contemporary thinkers such as Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, George Bataille, Jacques Derrida Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Luc Nancy, the author elicits the radical democratic potential of this 'horizontal' notion of rights. Johan van der Walt argues that apartheid must be understood as more than a racist abuse of power, and here he articulates its 'sacrificial logic'. It is in going beyond this logic, he maintains, that the truly democratic potential of the South African Constitution can be understood: in a radical formal and substantive equality that offers the legal basis for rethinking a post-apartheid future. Combining a rigorous theoretical understanding with a subtle political engagement, Law and Sacrifice is a dazzling interrogation of the limits and possibilities of democratic pluralism. It will be of interest to political and legal theorists as well as to those who are concerned with South African law and politics.

The Law of Sacrifice

He was one of the nation's most vocal critics on government interference in business. So why did Lee Iacocca go before Congress with his hat in his hand for loan guarantees? He did it because he understood the Law of Sacrifice.

The Law of Sacrifice

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400275776

Page: 23

View: 130

He was one of the nation's most vocal critics on government interference in business. So why did Lee Iacocca go before Congress with his hat in his hand for loan guarantees? He did it because he understood the Law of Sacrifice.

Sacrifice and Gender in Biblical Law

This book examines the Hebrew Bible's numerous laws about sacrificial procedure to understand the significance of gender in sacrificial rituals and the reasons that gender distinctions are so vital in these acts.

Sacrifice and Gender in Biblical Law

Author: Nicole J. Ruane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110735465X


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This book examines the Hebrew Bible's numerous laws about sacrificial procedure to understand the significance of gender in sacrificial rituals and the reasons that gender distinctions are so vital in these acts. Gender selection of both victims and participants is an intrinsic aspect of the nature and purpose of each rite, affecting its form and function, as well as its legitimacy. Sacrifice and Gender in Biblical Law considers the laws of the firstborn, the rite of the red cow, laws of slaughter, rituals of purification, and other offerings. It shows that these laws regulate material wealth and contribute to the construction of social roles.

A Guide Through the Old Testament

Law. and. Sacrifice. INTRODUCTION. If we are to understand the theology of the
Old Testament, we must shed whatever notions we have of law as restrictive,
burdensome, or oppressive. Such thinking is simply foreign to the Scriptures.

A Guide Through the Old Testament

Author: Celia Brewer Marshall

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780804201247

Page: 158

View: 209

"I can see how this will work with both high school students and adults. Not only in schools but in chruches that appreciate sound scholarship. Very interesting. a Useful resource for teaching the Old Testament".---Randoiph C. Miller, Professor of Christian Nurture, Yale University

The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible

Introduction I did not refer to every appearance of sacrifice in the Deuteronomistic
History in chapter 7. Israel performs 'wlwt and s'lmym “burnt sacrifices and
wellbeing sacrifices” when the law is inscribed on stone after the entrance into
the ...

The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible

Author: David Janzen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110904810

Page: 312

View: 170

Die soziale Funktion und Bedeutung des Opfers wird mittels anthropologischer Theorien und Feldstudien untersucht. Alle Rituale - einschließlich Opferhandlungen - kommunizieren gesellschaftliche Glaubenssätze und Moralvorstellungen, die nur durch eine Untersuchung des sozialen Kontexts bestimmt werden können. Anhand von vier biblischen Schriften - Priesterschrift, Deuteronomistisches Geschichtswerk, Esra-Nehemia und Chronikbücher - wird dargelegt, wie unterschiedliche soziale Ursachen zu unterschiedlichen sozialen Bedeutungen des Opfers führen.

Affaires de Famille

The Law of Sacrifice: Race and the Family in Marie Ndiaye's En famille and Papa
doit manger Michael Sheringham The premiere of Marie Ndiaye's Papa doit
manger, at the Comédie- Française on 22 February 2003, was a major event for ...

Affaires de Famille

Author: Marie-Claire Barnet

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021705

Page: 347

View: 853

'Famille, je vous ai (encore et toujours à l'esprit?), je vous aime un peu, beaucoup, ou je vous hais énormément?' What are families like in contemporary France? And what begins to emerge when we consider them from the point of view of recent theoretical perspectives: (faulty) cohesion, (fake) coherence, (carefully planned or subversive) deconstruction, loss (of love, confidence or credibility), or, even (utter) chaos and (alarming) confusion? Which media revamp old stereotypes, generate alternative reinterpretations, and imply more ambiguous answers? What images, scenes or frames stand out in contemporary representations of the family? Uneasy contradictions and ambiguities emerge in this bilingual collection of approaches and genre studies. The family plot seems to thicken as family ties appear to loosen. Has 'the family' been lost from sight, or is it being reinvented in our collective imaginary? This book proposes a new series of perspectives and questions on an old and 'familiar' topic, exploring the state and status of the family in contemporary literature, culture, critical and psychoanalytic theory and sociology.

Law s Sacrifice

Approaching the Problem of Sacrifice in Law, Literature, and Philosophy Brian W.
Nail, Jeffrey A. Ellsworth. as other genres. That which makes a particular genre
just that particular genre simultaneously contaminates the very identity of the ...

Law s Sacrifice

Author: Brian W. Nail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429602111

Page: 198

View: 395

This volume examines the relationship between law and sacrifice as a crucial nexus for theorizing the dynamics of creation, destruction, transcendence, and violence within the philosophical and legal discourse of western society. At a time of populist political unrest, what philosophical and theoretical resources are available for conceptualizing the discontent that seems to emanate from practically every sphere of society? What narrative strategies have been employed within literary, theological, philosophical, and legal discourse to tame or mystify human violence? Engaging with the work of preeminent theorists of sacrifice, such as Georges Bataille, René Girard, Giorgio Agamben, and Jacques Derrida this collection examines from an interdisciplinary perspective the sacrificial logic that characterizes the cultural and political dynamics of law in society. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the field of legal theory and philosophy.

The Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice

The Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice (LEMS) is introduced as a key
heretofore unrecognized basic law of human behavior — as a critical component
of the ENR construct. ENR is a derivative formulation. Once the LEMS was
recognized, ...

The Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice

Author: Philip C. Grant

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761827818

Page: 273

View: 783

This book presents a new law of human behavior founded by the author some twenty-five years ago but not proclaimed as a law until now. It has taken the past twenty-five years to accumulate evidence sufficient to "move" what was originally a tentative postulation to the status of an indisputable law- a relationship that applies across all people in all situations. This Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice (LEMS) states that when a person exerts more and more effort pursuing a job, task, or goal, the negative outcomes, or costs experienced by the person, as a result of the higher effort exerted, rise at an increasing rate--the rate of increase accelerating rapidly as one's effort capacity is approached. Such a relationship, between the effort exerted and the perceived costs associated with that effort, has profound implications for managing people in the workforce. Further, this relationship provides a vital framework for integrating the theory of the firm with the theory of individual behavior-a synthesis too long neglected.

Sacrifice and Community

the sacrifices of the Old Law contained only in figure that true sacrifice of Christ's
Passion, according to Heb. x. 1: For the law having a shadow of the good things
to come, not the very image of the things. And therefore it was necessary that the

Sacrifice and Community

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152176

Page: 272

View: 231

This book explores the character of the Eucharist as communion inand through sacrifice. It will stimulate discussion because of itscontroversial critique of the dominant paradigm for Eucharistictheology, its reclamation of St Thomas Aquinas’s theology ofthe Eucharist, and its response to Pope John Paul II’sEcclesia de Eucharistia. Argues that the Eucharist cannot be separated from sacrifice,and rediscovers the biblical connections between sacrifice andcommunion. Timed to coincide with the Year of the Eucharist, proclaimed byPope John Paul II. Reclaims the riches of St Thomas Aquinas’s theology ofthe Eucharist, which had recently been reduced to a metaphysicaldefence of transubstantiation.

The Message of Aquaria

Chapter XXI THE LAW OF SACRIFICE "Present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holyt acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." — Romans, xii, 1.
All religious teachings are based upon the Law of Sacrifice. And since all
religions ...

The Message of Aquaria

Author: Harriette Augusta Curtiss

Publisher: Order of Christian Mystics


Page: 487

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The Ancient Wisdom

The study of the Law of Sacrifice follows naturally on the study of the Law of
Karma, and the understanding of the former, ... By an act of Selfsacrifice the
LOGOS became manifest for the emanation of the universe, by sacrifice the
universe is ...

The Ancient Wisdom

Author: Annie Besant

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736807198

Page: 302

View: 704

The source from which a universe proceeds is a manifested Divine Being, to whom in the modern form of the Ancient Wisdom the name LOGOS, or Word has been given. The name is drawn from Greek Philosophy, but perfectly expresses the ancient idea, the Word which emerges from the Silence, the Voice, the Sound, by which the worlds come into being. We must now trace the evolution of spirit-matter, in order that we may understand something of the nature of the materials with which we have to deal on the physical plane, or physical world. For it is in the potentialities wrapped up, involved, in the spirit-matter of the physical world that lies the possibility of evolution. The whole process is an unfolding, self-moved from within and aided by intelligent beings without, who can retard or quicken evolution, but cannot transcend the capacities inherent in the materials. Some idea of these earliest stages of the world's "becoming" is therefore necessary, although any attempt to go into minute details would carry us far beyond the limits of such an elementary treatise as the present. A very cursory sketch must suffice. Coming forth from the depths of the One Existence, from the ONE beyond all thought and all speech, a LOGOS, by imposing on Himself a limit, circumscribing voluntarily the range of His own Being, becomes the manifested God, and tracing the limiting sphere of His activity thus outlines the area of His universe. Within that sphere the universe is born, is evolved, and dies ; it lives, it moves, it has its being in Him ; its matter is His emanation ; its forces and energies are currents of His Life ; He is immanent in every atom, all-pervading, all-sustaining, all-evolving ; He is its source and its end, its cause and its object, its centre and circumference ; it is built on Him as its sure foundation, it breathes in Him as its encircling space ; He is in everything and everything in Him. Thus have the sages of the Ancient Wisdom taught us of the beginning of the manifested worlds.

Church History Study Guide Pt 1

We are commanded to live in harmony with the Lord's laws, to keep all His
commandments, to sacrifice all things if need be for His name's sake, to conform
to the terms and conditions of the law of consecration. We have made covenants
so to ...

Church History Study Guide  Pt  1

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901246

Page: 386

View: 403

Church History 1805 to 1832. This volume is the first of three on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church history and the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants from the birth of Joseph Smith in 1805 through the beginnings of the Kirtland and Missouri periods. We learn concerning the First Vision, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, and many early revelations given to individual members of the Church. We study the organization of the Church in 1830 and the migration of the Saints to Kirtland, Ohio, where the law and order of the Church is given, the law of consecration begins, and spiritual gifts are manifested. We also read concerning the early events in Missouri, where the land of Zion is dedicated for the gathering of the Saints. In all, it covers 27 years of Church History, and covers sections 1-99 of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Joseph Smith History in the Pearl of Great Price. The cover features "Young Joseph," a painting of the Prophet Joseph Smith pondering in the Sacred Grove, by Walter Rane.

Doctrinal Quotes Volume II Millennium Washing of Feet

The law of sacrifice is a celestial law; so also is the law of consecration. Thus, to
gain that celestial reward which we so devoutly desire, we must be able to live
these two laws. Sacrifice and consecration are intertwined. The law of
consecration ...

Doctrinal Quotes  Volume II  Millennium   Washing of Feet

Author: Brian Koralewski

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257492357


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More doctrinal quotes on a wide range of topics, compiled based on being very insightful, or interesting. From Latter-day prophets and apostles, with a few quotes from leading scholars and other qualified sources.

Esoteric Christianity

If the world be the work of the Logos, and the law of the world's progress in the
whole and the parts is sacrifice, then the Law of Sacrifice must point to something
in the very nature of the Logos; it must have its root in the Divine Nature itself.

Esoteric Christianity

Author: Annie Besant

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808038

Page: 270

View: 271

In proceeding to the contemplation of the mysteries of knowledge, we shall adhere to the celebrated and venerable rule of tradition, commencing from the origin of the universe, setting forth those points of physical contemplation which are necessary to be premised, and removing whatever can be an obstacle on the way; so that the ear may be prepared for the reception of the tradition of the Gnosis, the ground being cleared of weeds and fitted for the planting of the vineyard; for there is a conflict before the conflict, and mysteries before the mysteries.

The Synthesis of Yoga

HE LAW of sacrifice is the common divine action that was thrown out into the
world in its beginning as a symbol of the solidarity of the universe. It is by the
attraction of this law that a divinising principle, a saving power descends to limit
and ...

The Synthesis of Yoga

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0941524663

Page: 899

View: 368

In The Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo unfolds his vision of an integral yoga embracing all the powers and activities of man. First, he reviews the three great yogic paths of Knowledge, Works and Love, along with Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Tantra, and then integrates them all into a great symphony. Index.

Christo Fiction

We arrive at the non-Christian subject-science through the sacrifice of divine
transcendence, the sacrifice of God who, on the cross, abandons his
transcendence by superposing himself initially, and thus as positively as possible
, onto humans.

Christo Fiction

Author: François Laruelle

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538960

Page: 288

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François Laruelle's lifelong project of "nonphilosophy," or "nonstandard philosophy," thinks past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realize new relations between religion, science, politics, and art. In Christo-Fiction Laruelle targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and the radical potential of Christ, whose "crossing" disrupts their circular discourse. Laruelle's Christ is not the authoritative figure conjured by academic theology, the Apostles, or the Catholic Church. He is the embodiment of generic man, founder of a science of humans, and the herald of a gnostic messianism that calls forth an immanent faith. Explicitly inserting quantum science into religion, Laruelle recasts the temporality of the cross, the entombment, and the resurrection, arguing that it is God who is sacrificed on the cross so equals in faith may be born. Positioning itself against orthodox religion and naive atheism alike, Christo-Fiction is a daring, heretical experiment that ties religion to the human experience and the lived world.

Augustine Other Latin Writers

The allusion to the heavenly places of the Law , then , in our sacrificial context (
we have to remember , in fact , that all this passage is a kind of introduction to a
spiritual interpretation of the Law of sacrifice relating to the sin offering ) , can be ...

Augustine  Other Latin Writers

Author: Frances Margaret Young

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042918863

Page: 569

View: 635

Papers presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2003 (see also Studia Patristica 39, 40, 41 and 42). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Sin in the House

Law. of. Sacrifice. We. learned from chapter 3 of our study that the covenant of
circumcision of the flesh achieved one thing in Israel, the preservation of the
natural body. We saw that from the beginning, blood covenant was claiming the
lives of ...

Sin in the House

Author: Herbert Chukwuka Omeje

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453505687

Page: 99

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The prologue. The Inveigler is a lucid poetic depiction of seduction. With a stepwise narrative approach, the battle for the human soul (the house) is captured. Chapter 1 commences with the event at Eden, how a covenant was (written in the blood of Abel) enacted between the woman and her seed and the ancient Serpent (Sin). The consequence of this covenant was to play out in both the immediate and subsequent generations. Saul visits a witch at Endor and eats there and ends up giving all the souls in his family in one day to the same inveigler. The creator had commenced work immediately when this imbroglio started and foremost set up a counter covenant of circumcision of the flesh. Mankind was to continue to increase beyond the Serpents diabolic decimation machinery. In Egypt, the latter attempted to beat this event of the eight day by demanding the execution of every male newborn at the delivery stool. But then, the deed must work like covenants. He was outwitted; oppression bred multiplication! He continued with his potent weapon; Idolatry (illicit sex). The creator went to the next stage, the circumcision of the Spiritthe ultimate covenant. This time around another virgin was convinced to bring forth the tree of life. Mankind was given another opportunity to eat this word that was made flesh and live forever. Another covenant was written in the blood of Jesus, which began to speak better things (blessings) than the blood of Abel. The remembrance of this covenant by the faithful in The Lords Supper continues to be a torment in the heart of the ancient Serpent. The Prince of this world thus became the pauper; a fugitive and wanderer. The former fugitives (due to the scheme at Eden) now have rest in the New Covenant. The ultimate climax of this real life drama is the exit of Sin from the house he had occupied since he schemed his way into it at Eden. The book culminates in a thrilling narrative epilogue; Manna which portrays seduction at its best and what happens to a man when he allows Sin in the House.

Sanctuary Sovereignty Sacrifice

Sanctuary is traditionally thought to be beyond the reach of law. Sanctuary
discourse assumes that law will likely remain outside the door and pursuing
agents be kept at bay. From inside sanctuary, law is oppressive. It waits
threateningly ...

Sanctuary  Sovereignty  Sacrifice

Author: Randy Lippert

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840153

Page: 266

View: 595

Drawing on theories of governmentality, Lippert traces the emergence of sanctuary practice to a shift in responsibility for refugees and immigrants from the state to churches and communities. Here sanctuary practices and spaces are shaped by a form of pastoral power that targets needs and operates through sacrifice, and by a sovereign power that is exceptional, territorial, and spectacular. Correspondingly, law plays a complex role in sanctuary, appearing variously as a form of oppression, a game, and a source of majestic authority that overshadows the state. A thorough and original account of contemporary sanctuary practice, this book tackles theoretical and methodological questions in governmentality and socio-legal studies.